Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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I arrived in Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport a little after 5 in the morning: my flight was a red-eye flight from London, which was about 5 hours long, but truth be told, flights like these are the ones I hate the most, as the time tricks...

A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend an event hosted by the Filipino community here in Berlin, together with the Philippine Embassy and a Catholic Church (who hosts services in Filipino). It was an event which was a joint art exhibit and concert:...

I suppose I was just toying with the idea of going to Iran earlier this summer. I did buy a guidebook, and even if I did buy a guidebook, it wouldn't be the first time that I bought a guidebook and didn't actually use it (though yes, the reas...

Life in a Bubble

on Nov 28, 2016 in: philosophy, rants

Recent events this year have made me realize how fragmented our society is, and how much we don't know life outside our own inner circle. It seems that everyone of us live in a little bubble, and we rarely venture out of it. And because we don...

As I alluded to in this post, I visited a new country recently. I went to Iran, and spent three weeks in late-September to mid-October. Iran was my 48th country to visit, and I have to say that it was perhaps my best trip I have ever done. There are...

Oh, Eco delivers, definitely. This is the fifth novel of Eco I have read, and I must say, I definitely like his style. His novels are full of information, and absolutely well-researched, and every time I plunge into one, I come out at the other end h...

During the time I was in Bilbao, I only walked around the city, as well as entered two museums. After all, I was there for a conference, and not for sight-seeing. Nevertheless, I was able to enter the Guggenheim Museum as well as the Bilbao Fine Arts...